|Project by sugarpine||posted 03-10-2017 11:30 PM||306 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
When this elephant table came to me, the top was in five pieces. Five misshapen pieces that wouldn’t fit back together. The table was carved out of one solid tree trunk and likely when it was still wet. Wood movement was it’s downfall. Originally an oval piece of glass was considered but attachment issues and the cost of the glass ruled that out in favor of wood. I chose an irregular shaped piece of 1-1/8 cherry. Glue, two 2 X 1/4” lag screws and matching cherry plugs cut off flush and it was ready for stain matching and finishing. That task went to Mike Parkes at Angelo’s Furniture Refinishing, a nearby shop that I often use when I need a perfect color match.